I am a 65 year old with a double cervical fusion in 1998 due to an auto accident. I did very well post surgery, but am now scheduled to have fusion of L-4 through S-1,with rods and screws. I have researched my surgeon, the hospital, etc. but I am very nervous about this surgery. I have an excellent pain tolerance (bilateral knee replacement in 2006 and used almost no post surgery pain meds) I have been reading this forum to try to find out what it will be like afterwards, but haven't found many positive experiences. I know it will be very painful. Is there anyone out there who had a positive outcome?
Thanks so much!